Local fire departments share safety message with students during Fire Prevention Week

Every year the National Fire Protection Association reminds the public of the importance of fire prevention during the first week of October. Fire Prevention Week this year is October 3- 9. During this week, fire departments across the country—and across Cook County—visit schools to talk to students about fire safety.

For the adults out there, the National Fire Prevention Association reminds us that now is a good time to check the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence shares this report of one of our local fire departments, the Grand Marais Fire Department, visiting Sawtooth Mountain Elementary. Listen in to see what students learned about the fire department and fire safety.